Effective August 1st, 2019, CSA implemented a new standard regarding the certification and use of Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL) & Self-Retracting Devices (SRD).
Updated marking and specifications will be changed from Z259.2.2 to Z259.2.2-17
For SRLs that were made to the previous standard, these devices won’t require the updated inspection criteria for re-validation. These devices should be evaluated under the relevant standard requirements that were in place at the time of their manufacture.
|Type of Use||Application Examples||Conditions of Use||User (ANSI/CSA)||Competent Person (ANSI/CSA)||Product Re-Validation (CSA)|
|Infrequent to Light||Rescue and confined space, factory maintenance.||Good storage conditions, indoor or infrequent outdoor use, room temperature, clean environment.||Before each use||Annually||At least every 5 years but not longer than the interval required by the manufacturer.|
|Moderate to Heavy||Transportation, residential, construction, utilities, warehouse.||Fair storage conditions, indoor and extended outdoor use, all temperatures, clean or dusty environment.||Before each use||Semi-annually to annually||At least every 2 years but not longer than the interval required by the manufacturer.|
|Severe to Continuous||Commercial construction, oil and gas, mining, foundry.||Hard storage conditions, prolonged or continuous outdoor use, all temperatures, dirty environment.||Before each use||Quarterly to semi-annually||At least annually but not longer than the interval required by the manufacturer.|